Hiding Behind Masks

I finished my digital painting, and I’m pretty happy with it.  I’ve been drawing clowns for a while now.  They appeal to me mostly because of their awkwardness, and maybe I relate to that.  For me it isn’t just a picture of a clown, but of a woman maybe feeling awkward, shy or guarded that feels she needs to hide her true self (in this case using make up and a mask).  I think that is kind of what most of my clown pictures represent; a broken person hiding behind masks, or trying to get attention in the wrong ways, or feeling very vulnerable and awkward not really sure how to fit in, or maybe just a goofy person.  Maybe they are all little pieces of me.  How many masks do you hide behind?

Prints available here

Hiding Behind Masks Portrait Art by Angela Murdock

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Author: angelameds

I'm an artist and photographer that sells fine art prints at my online store, Murdock's Gallery. My artwork mostly consists of both human and animal portraits and illustrations. My photography work is of landscapes, macro images and nature scenes. My medium of choice is digital painting where I use a pen, tablet and mouse as my tools to draw. I also work with pencils, pastels and other traditional mediums. Message me for information about pet portrait commissions, or visit my online store murdocksgallery.com

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